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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Ice Storm Sewing

Welcome to NTT, y'all!  On Monday, west Tennessee was the recipient of about two inches of sleet, and an extra quarter inch of freezing rain glazing the top of it.  Sub-freezing temps since then have meant that the ice has lingered and afforded us a couple of snow days.  Hooray!  And I've been using my time wisely for sure-


This is my new pattern.  I'm calling it Baubles, and I honestly can't decide which direction I like the blocks best. What do you think?  I can't wait to get it written up!


Of course, for a square throw quilt it doesn't really matter, but it will for bigger sizes.  Even though we're not expecting anymore frozen precipitation tonight, the temperature is supposed to drop to four degrees, with wind chills well below zero.  Brrrrr....!!  Here in the south, most people just don't have the outerwear to deal with temps that cold, so it is possible (though not very likely) that we will get another day off.  My parents are visiting this weekend, so it would be fantastic to be able to finish this one tomorrow.  I'm really crossing my fingers!

Last week's party rocked!  Check out a few of the projects that really caught my eye-

Sew Sunshine linked up her finished Supernova Friendship Swap quilt.  I have loved seeing all of these blocks throughout the web.


Porch Swing Quilts showed off her Sunkissed granny square quilt.  I love how the quilting makes the grannies look like petals, and the sunshine in the photo shows it off perfectly!


and Tanya Quilts in CO shared her Preppy Patches and Pinwheels quilt.  What fun, happy colors!


Surely I'm not the only one who's been getting some great sewing time while hunkering down inside. I can't wait to see what you've been working on!

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23 comments:

  1. Love all these quilts! It is really striking the way the pattern and quilting on Porch Swing Quilts' granny square quilt complement one another.

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  2. I like the baubles the second way, short and fat.

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  3. I can't decide which way I like better either. They both look great!

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  4. I like your Baubles quilt. When I first saw it I thought it was Curlique Crush by Chasing Cottons. They are very similar. I have the pattern and my fabics for this quilt but I have to finish a few that are in progress before I start a new quilt.

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  5. Kelly you always chose the most gorgeous fabrics for your quilts & Baubles is certainly no exception. The second picture is my favorite direction but both are beautiful.

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  6. What a beautiful, happy quilt! The first one reminds me of open mouths :D
    We got about a foot of snow in SWVA and now it's cold, cold, cold! I'm working on a chevron quilt for my oldest son and right now I don't know what on earth I was thinking.

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  7. Hi Kelly! Your NEW quilt design looks beautiful and fun! I like the second/horizontal - like they look more bubbles. We have also very cold weather and winter cloths are needed to go for a puppy walk. Nice to be sewing inside. x Teje

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  8. I saw the Supernova quilt on her blog - very cool! Your baubles design is clever, great work! Make the most of those snow days!

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  9. Baubelistic baubles!!!
    Fantastic design and they will be a big hit!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

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  10. A very pleasing shape! I can see them short and wide in Christmas prints as the shape looks like an ornament! Then thin and tall in every day fabrics as it is a sophisticated shape!

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  11. I always love your use of colour but this baubles quilt is extra gorgeous :-)

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  12. Baubles is a cute pattern....

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  13. Baubles turned out beautifully. What a fun pattern.

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  14. love all the quilts so pretty - your baubles is great - I have the biding left to put on the one I show today

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  15. Enjoy your snow days! I know I enjoy ours, though there haven't been many of them this year. Baubles is beautiful, especially in the colours you have chosen.

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  16. Same here, Kelly! Western North Carolina, and I am housebound by snow and ice for day 3 today. Might be able to get down the mountain by late this afternoon or tomorrow. Awww, now I just have to go quilt!

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  17. I love all the color of the featured quilts! And I love your new pattern! Isn't this weather crazy? We have a couple inches of ice and snow...tennessee just isn't made for this kind of weather!

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  18. Thanks for hosting! I love all the inspiration and encouragement I find on your blog and others!

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  19. I love the Baubles quilt and the fabric is great for that. Thanks for the shout out on the SuperNova!!! :)

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  20. Loving your new pattern. The colors are beautiful as well.

    Hope you are staying warm--my brother-in-law lives in Knoxville, so I know that the cold temps down there are very cold for all of you, as you said, you aren't well equipped for it like we are in Minnesota.

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  21. I like your quilt laid out in the second photo. Fun pattern!

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  22. I love baubles! Need a tester?

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